“There are ways to feel relaxed. One is to feel that you are a part of the universe and that the universe is a part of you. You are just as beautiful as the universe. Without you, the universe is … Read the rest
On Dying – Rumi
Listen, O drop, give yourself up without regret,
and in exchange gain the Ocean.
Listen, O drop, bestow upon yourself this honor,
and in the arms of the Sea be secure.
Who indeed should be so fortunate?
An Ocean wooing … Read the rest
The Four Magic Treasures
Four holy dervishes of the second rank met together and determined that they would search the face of the whole earth for objects which would enable them to help mankind. They had studied everything they could, and had realized that … Read the rest
The Tale of the Sands
A STREAM, from its source in far-off mountains, passing through every kind and description of countryside, at last reached the sands of the desert. Just as it had crossed every other barrier, the stream tried to cross this one, but … Read the rest
Orthodoxy and Heresy
“Nasrudin, is your religion orthodox?” “It all depends,” said Nasrudin, “on which bunch of heretics is in power.”… Read the rest
Awareness of Death
There was once a dervish who embarked upon a sea journey. As the other passengers in the ship came aboard one by one, they saw him and – as is the custom – asked him for a piece of advice. … Read the rest
You Didn’t Build That
Nasrudin (during his age, there was no car) has been looking for a parking place for twenty minutes already. He turns around, he waits, he drives a bit further, but finds nothing.
He has an important business meeting and he’s … Read the rest
Nasrudin Tells a Lie
One day Nasrudin and his friends decided to play a joke on the people in a village. So Nasrudin drew a crowd, and lied to them about a gold mine in a certain place. When everybody ran to get their … Read the rest